Top shows boost economic climate: Premier
Manama, April 24, 2012
His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister of Bahrain, today inaugurated the gulfBID and gulfInteriors exhibitions and said the shows will help improve the industrial climate of the kingdom.
The Prime Minister, after touring the exhibition being held at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre (BIECC), said he was happy to note that the shows have grown larger over the years, which is a true reflection of the growth of the construction and interiors sectors in the country.
The government will continue to encourage the growth of these sectors, which play a key role in boosting the economy of Bahrain, he said.
HRH Prince Khalifa said he was happy that Bahrain’s Formula 1 had been a great success and commended Crown Prince His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa for organising the race in such an efficient manner.
Soon after the inauguration of the expos, two deals worth $11.33 million were signed at the show.
The biggest deal of the day was notched by Dubai-based Alomi Real Wood Floors worth $10 million for the supply of wood-plastic composite flooring to Ali and Sons from the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.
Earlier, Bahrain's Ahmed Mansoor Al A’ali Group (AMA) signed a deal with Bramco worth $1.33 million for the supply of construction equipment.
The shows - which run concurrently till April 26 – offer an unrivalled window into the world of two vibrant sectors which are undergoing sustained regional growth.
The gulfBID and gulfInteriors, being organised by Bahrain-based Hilal Conferences & Exhibitions (HCE), together boasts of close to 140 exhibitors.
The gulfBID, being held in BIECC Hall 1 for the sixth time since 2006, showcases market leaders from the specialist construction, contracting and related sectors, who will demonstrate their brands, equipment and services to discerning visitors, who include key decision makers, project buyers and other senior executives.
The gulfInteriors exhibition, being held in BIECC Hall 2, represents the cream of the local, regional and international interiors, design and furniture community.
Targeting both the consumer and business markets, the interior designers, architects, retailers and contractors at the show epitomises style and finesse.
The latest innovative, luxury and designer products are showcased in the fields of contract and residential furniture, interior design services and contracting, textiles and upholstery fabrics, beds and bedding, floorings and wall coverings, lighting, kitchens and bathrooms, art and accessories, ceramics, marble and granite, outdoor living, hospitality and office interiors.
Both exhibitions are open to visitors from 10am to 8pm on all three days.-TradeArabia News Service